Press Registration Policy
Complimentary press credentials are issued only to qualified journalists (reporters, editors, freelance writers, bloggers and news photographers, producers, etc.) working for media outlets relevant to the housing industry.
Non-editorial/paid press registration is available for marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, publishers, book authors, book editors and other non-editorial employees of a media organization who plan to engage in any sales or marketing activities. Satellite media tours (paid or unpaid) are strictly prohibited.
Please note that all press registrations will be reviewed and are subject to approval. Additional information or supporting verification may be required before press credentials will be provided. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) reserve the right to deny any press applicant if sufficient credentials are not provided.
Reporters, editors and other editorial staff from a print media outlet must be able to show either a masthead from a current publication listing you as an editorial contact, or supply a bylined article published within the last two months or issues.
Freelance writers must provide a bylined article that was published within the six months prior to registration. Additionally, to qualify for press credentials they must have written a minimum of three published articles within the last year in an accredited media outlet.
Photographers must submit a letter or email from the news organization they are representing describing what they have been hired to cover. Emails must come from the assigning editor's corporate email account. Generic email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) will not be accepted.
Press registration for bloggers and other online media outlets will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the NAHB and the NKBA.
Production companies must pre-register under the policy on taping during Design & Construction Week and may not register on site. Production crews and broadcast media should refer to the “Policy Regarding Production Groups and Taping During Design & Construction Week" for a complete list of requirements.
In-house Publication Employees:
In-house newsletter writers, book authors, book editors and publishers do not qualify as working press.
Publishers must register as non-editorial paid press. However, publishers who also act in an editorial capacity for their publication may be considered for complimentary press credentials by demonstrating a regular history of bylined articles written for the publication, if no other editorial staff from the publication are attending. Publishers will be granted credentials at the NAHB and the NKBA's discretion.
Public Relations Activities Prohibited:
It is the policy of NAHB and NKBA to require all persons requesting complimentary press credentials to disclose, in advance, whether they will be conducting any business other than reporting while at Design & Construction Week. This includes, but is not limited to:
If you have any questions about whether specific activities are prohibited, please contact Stephanie Pagan or Liz Thompson with any questions. Anyone found conducting such practices without prior, written consent from NAHB and NKBA may have their credentials revoked and be removed from the premises for the duration of the show. Individuals solely engaged in sales, marketing or any type of "pay-for-play" activities must register as paid press.
Policy on Videotaping During Design & Construction Week
For safety and legal reasons, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Emerald Expositions, the show manager for KBIS, strictly limit taping at the International Builders’ Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) during Design & Construction Week.
NAHB and Emerald Expositions require all video and production crews to request permission to record on either show floor, and to apply in advance as either a production company or a videography crew. All production companies and videography crews must pre-register and submit their application by Monday, December 28, 2020. On-site registration will not be available. Local network news crews are the exception to this rule and may register on site.
A production company is a crew that is taping for a show in current production and booked to air on a recognized network or station.
A videography crew is a camera crew or cameraman contracted by an IBS or KBIS exhibitor to record solely in that exhibitor’s booth for that company’s private/non-broadcast use only.
Producers scouting for a show or others who do not meet these qualifications must purchase Non-Editorial Media/Paid Press passes and may not bring cameras onto either show floor.
All production companies and videography crews, at their sole cost and expense, must procure and maintain through the term of the 2021 Design & Construction Week, comprehensive general liability insurance against claims for bodily injury and property damage occurring in or upon or resulting from any activities or persons on the premises leased by NAHB and/or Emerald Expositions. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and product liability coverage, with combined single limits of liability of no less than $1,000,000. In addition to submitting an application, all applicants must provide an original certificate of insurance from their insurance company or agent showing the required coverage and naming the National Association of Home Builders; its directors, officers, agents and employees; Emerald Expositions; its directors, officers, agents and employees; and the Orange County Convention Center as additional insureds from February 4-14, 2021.
No other individuals other than approved crews will be permitted to carry a video camera into the exhibit area.
NAHB and Emerald Expositions reserve the right to remove representatives of any production company or videography crew from the show if they deem that the company or its representative(s) in any way violated stated policies and/or misrepresented itself or the nature of its business. NAHB and Emerald Expositions furthermore reserve the right to confiscate all recordings taken inside any of the IBS or KBIS exhibit areas. Anyone removed from the show forfeits their right to any and all refunds. In no event will NAHB or Emerald Expositions be responsible or liable for the out-of-pocket expenditures or other commitments of the production company or videography crew. We reserve the right to modify this policy without public notice.
Zero-Tolerance Policy for On-Site Soliciting:
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) would like to remind all members of the media registered for the International Builders' Show (IBS) and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), of its zero-tolerance policy for on-site soliciting by attendees with complimentary working press credentials.
All press registrants require appropriate credentials and are subject to prior approval by NAHB and NKBA.
Working press with complimentary credentials may not solicit business from exhibitors, spokespeople or attendees during the International Builders' Show or the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, marketing and sales of satellite tours for or by on-air talent, producers and/or production staff, and marketing and sales of ad space for any publication of any kind by reporters, editors and/or photographers. Anyone found engaging in such behavior will be subject to having their working press credentials revoked immediately. NAHB and NKBA reserve the right to enforce the rules and policies as deemed appropriate. Enforcement of these rules and policies may result in the ejection from the premises of any persons lacking the appropriate credentials and/or registration.
Non-Editorial/paid press registration is available for marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, publishers, and other non-editorial employees who plan to engage in any sales or marketing activities. Please contact Stephanie Pagan or Liz Thompson, if your convention plans include any of these activities and you need to re-register or if you have any questions.